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Congratulations on the book, Scott.

Here is a question for you:
Which parts of your book were the most a) challenging b) time consuming c) exciting for you to write ?
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The entire book was time consuming. ;-)
The most challenging was part two which covers evolutionary database design. It overviews a lot of techniques that I'd been doing for a long time but which were really leading edge and radical for the data community. The issue was finding a way to communicate it to data professionals in a manner that they could understand. As a result I spent a lot of time, and still do, on data mailing lists discussing the ideas. The data community is spectacularly behind on modern development techniques, for the most part the result of missing the object revolution. As a result they appear to be burdened with folks that just don't seem to get evolutionary development. Oh well, it's only a matter of time.
- Scott
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